Dance student becomes national champion
Chloe Farmer triumphs at prestigious finals
A ‘mover and shaker’ studying BA (Hons) Dance and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has become a national dance champion.
Chloe Farmer, aged 19, from Bamber Bridge was part of the renowned Fever Dance team which quick stepped to first place at the British National Latin Formation Dancing Championship, held recently in Blackpool.
The annual event, which in 2021 celebrated its 46th anniversary, covers three days of the best British Ballroom and Latin competition and takes place in the Empress Ballroom at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
“Since the age of four, when I first discovered a love for dance, it’s become a lifelong passion,” said Chloe. “Playing a role as part of the team to win at these national championships feels fantastic and it’s something I’ll always remember.
"Forging a career, either as a professional dancer or as a fully qualified teacher, is my aim and studying the subject at degree level is certainly providing the best opportunity to achieve my ambition. "— UCLan dance student Chloe Farmer
“Even though I’ve been teaching dance for many years, my own technique has improved significantly while at UCLan thanks to a better understanding of my body’s overall alignment. Forging a career, either as a professional dancer or as a fully qualified teacher, is my aim and studying the subject at degree level is certainly providing the best opportunity to achieve my ambition.
“Ultimately, I’d love a role on Strictly Come Dancing, I’ve met Len Goodman and Shirley Ballas at previous competitions so if I keep working hard then who knows, you’ve got to aim high.”
And if fame doesn’t come knocking then the entrepreneurial student has another string to her bow; she’s been running her own business as a children’s entertainer for more than three years. Chloe added: “I dress as a Disney princess or any other character popular among children. With Christmas around the corner I’m quite busy, my festive elf is going down particularly well! As long as I’m on the move I’m more than happy.”